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6 Most Popular Hair Removal Methods of Explained

Hair Removal Methods Explained
Hair Removal Methods

Hair Removal Methods Explained | What are your options?

Hair removal methods have been around since the days of Cleopatra, it has since evolved to include a vast selection of products, tools, gadgets, and highly sophisticated equipment. With all these options now available, how do you choose which one is most appropriate for your personal needs? 

Well, there are a few questions to consider: 

  • When are you expecting your results?  
  • What is your budget? 
  • How much maintenance are you able to commit to?
  • What will the effects be?  

In order to make this process a little easier for you, we’ve researched the pros, cons, and facts to consider when making your selection. 

1. Epilation (ep-i-la-tion) 

Process: The hair is dissolved or cut flush with skin. The root of the hair remains intact below the surface of the skin. There is no effect to the growth rate, texture, or density of growth.  

Common forms of depilation are razor shaving, electric shaver, epilation cream such as Nair ™.  

Longevity: 24hrs – 72hrs.  

Pricing: $

Frequency: As often as needed.  

Pros:  

  • Convenient. 
  • Suitable for all hair types. 
  • No wait periods.
  • Low cost.   

Cons:  

  • Hair has sharp tips when growing back.  
  • Risk of cuts in hard to reach or contoured areas. 
  • Chemical burns can occur if skin is not properly assessed prior to treating with creams.
  • Can cause ingrown hairs, razor burn, and/or skin irritation. 

Depilation (dep-i-la-tion) 

Depilation refers to the process of physically pulling the hair and root from the hair follicle in the skin. The process removes hair growth that is visible at the surface of the skin. Depilation can have a mild effect on the regrowth depending on the stage in which the hair is removed. The most positive effect is seen on active hair growth.  

Professional Methods of Depilation 

2. Waxing 

Process: Warm wax solution is applied in sections over the hair/skin. The wax and adhered hair is then swiftly pulled from the skin.  

Longevity 2-3 weeks.  

Price: $$ 

Frequency: 4-6 weeks or until hair is ¼ inch.  

Pros:  

  • Suitable for all hair types. 
  • Immediate results.
  • Softer hair growth.
  • Minimize occurrence of ingrown hairs.   

Cons:  

  • Must wait for the hair to grow back to the appropriate length. 
  • Can be painful in sensitive areas. 
  • Down-time 24hrs: no swimming, sweating, fragranced products, sun exposure.
  • Some sensitivity and mild swelling may occur following the treatment. Can take up to 48hrs to completely calm.  

3. Threading 

Process: A specialized thread is wound up and passed over the skin entwining the hair and pulling it from the hair follicle.  

Longevity: 2-3 weeks. 

Price: $

Frequency: 3-4 weeks. The hair must be visible at the surface.  

Pros: 

  • Price point. 
  • Express service.
  • No risk of allergic reaction to product.   

Cons:

  • Risk of cross contamination if thread is being anchored in the technician’s mouth.  
  • Friction burns can occur in sensitive areas.  
  • Hair may not be completely removed from its follicle and therefore grows back sooner than expected.  

4. Sugaring 

Process: A warm honey-like paste is maneuvered over the treatment area, adhering itself to the hair. After placement it is lifted away from the skin, taking along with it the unwanted hair.  

Longevity: 3-4 weeks. 

Price: $$

Frequency: 4-6 weeks. Sugaring only requires 1/8 inch of hair growth and can be done as soon as 2 weeks post service.  

Pros: 

  • Less length required for removal. 
  • Organic formulation.
  • Suitable for all skin types.  

Cons:

  • Uncommon service, difficult to source a professional technician.  
  • Service timing takes longer than waxing. 
  • Most effective on fine hair.  

5. Laser/IPL

Process: Hair is reduced by destroying the root of the hair using a light energy. There are slight variances in IPL vs Laser, but both deliver permanent reduction in hair growth rate, density, and thickness.  

Longevity: 5+ years 

Price: $$$ 

Frequency: 4-8 weeks. Until desired results (average 10-12 for max. results). 

Pros: 

  • Permanent reduction. 
  • Quick service.
  • Eliminates ingrown hairs.
  • Smooths texture and pigmentation in areas with dark-coarse growth.   

Cons:

  • Downtime 24-72 hours with strict guidelines.  
  • Results may regress with hormonal fluctuation.
  • Not suitable for deep skin tones or light hair types.
  • Risk of burns.  

6. Electrolysis/ Thermolysis 

Process: The root of the hair is destroyed by delivering an electric current to the bulb. This can be done with electrically charged tweezers, or by insertion of a charged needled into the follicular region.  

Longevity: 10+ years 

Price: $$$$ 

Frequency: 1-2 weeks until desired results. 

Pros:

  • Results are most often permanent. 
  • Can treat lightest hair tones.
  • Suitable for all skin types. 

Cons:

  • Costly due to number of sessions required. 
  • Lengthy service time. 
  • Painful. 
  • Frequency of visits required. 

About IPL Hair Removal…

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:

What to Expect When Doing Permanent Hair Removal

What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL side effects 

Am I a good candidate for IPL treatments?

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

MAY- IPL Hair Removal special

IPL Hair Removal Special- FREE underarms with ANY IPL Bikini treatment.

This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from May 1-31, 2019. No pre-purchasing. Multiple sessions allowed; to take advantage of this offer, book one session on the first week of May, and your next session on the last week of May.

Are you ready for your treatment?

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

PLEASE SHAVE AREAS TO BE TREATED FLUSH TO SKIN THE MORNING BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Pre-treatment protocols:

  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity

Recommended sessions: 8-12

Downtime required: 24 hrs


Contraindications:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:

  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)
Online Scheduling

About IPL…

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:

Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects

What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?

VIDEO: Dérmica Bikini Hair Removal Styles

VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

JULY SPECIAL- IPL Hair Removal

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IPL Hair Removal Special- FREE underarms with ANY IPL Hair Removal treatment $90+.

This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from July 1-31, 2018. No pre-purchasing. Multiple sessions allowed; to take advantage of this offer, book one session on the first week of July, and your next session on the last week of July. Smaller areas can be combined to be eligible for the $90 minimum purchase.

Our IPL Hair Removal menu includes:

Full Face

$ 175

Upper Lip

$ 45

Chin

$ 60

Upper Lip & Chin

$ 95

Sideburns

$ 90

Chin & Neck

$ 135

Neck

$ 90

Full Arm

$ 270

Half Arm

$ 140

Underarm

$ 90

Hands & Fingers

$ 65

Upper Chest or Back

$ 180

Full Chest or Back

$ 290+

Abdomen

$ 135

Full Leg

$ 315

Upper Leg

$ 180

Lower Leg

$ 165

French Bikini

$ 100

Brazilian Bikini

$ 115

Hollywood Bikini

$ 125

Beard line

$ 165

Unibrow

$ 45

Are you ready for your treatment?

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

PLEASE SHAVE AREAS TO BE TREATED FLUSH TO SKIN THE MORNING BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity
Recommended sessions: 8-12
Downtime required: 24 hrs

Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)


Online Scheduling

About IPL…

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:
What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?
Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects

VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal
VIDEO: Dérmica Bikini Hair Removal Styles
VIDEO: The Dérmica Difference

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

IPL Hair Removal Special-May 2017

IPL Hair Removal Special

LADIES-FREE underarm IPL Hair Removal with your purchase of ANY IPL Bikini.
GENTLEMEN- FREE neck IPL Hair Removal with your IPL Beardline purchase.

About IPL…

VIEW DERMICA’S LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC:
What is the difference between IPL and LASER Hair Removal?
Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?

FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects
The Sharplight Formax – Dérmica’s chosen technology

VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal
VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Treatments
VIDEO: The Dérmica Difference

Are you ready for your treatment?

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.
PLEASE ARRIVE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH AREA SHAVED FLUSH TO SKIN.


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Recommended sessions: 6-8

Downtime required: 24 hrs

Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity


Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)
This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer valid from May 1-31, 2017. No pre-purchasing. Multiple sessions allowed; to take advantage of this offer, book one session on the first week of May, and your next session on the last week of May.
Online Scheduling

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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

IPL HAIR REMOVAL Special- Customer Appreciation

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IPL Hair Removal Special- Customer Appreciation

At Dérmica, we count ourselves very lucky to have clients such as yourselves. We are always happy when you come for a visit, or when you speak well of us to your friends :)

How can we say thanks?

How about a crazy flash sale?!?

To show our appreciation, we are offering 40% off ALL IPL Hair Removal. Present your dérmica card and receive an additional 10% OFF. That’s 50% OFF to all existing clients! Needless to say, an offer this good cannot last too long! This offer is valid from July 23- 30, 2016.
Multiple areas may be purchased, however, treatment time may not go over 1.5 hours for any appointment. Our online booking system provides treatment time information when you schedule online. Excludes packages; No pre-purchasing. This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion.


PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.
PLEASE ARRIVE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH AREA TO BE TREATED SHAVED FLUSH TO THE SKIN.


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Recommended sessions: 8-12

Downtime required: 24 hrs

Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity


Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)

Schedule your appointment now to secure a spot! Online Booking

View Dérmica’s literature on IPL…

Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?
What is the difference between LASER & IPL Hair Removal?
FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects
The Sharplight Formax – Dérmica’s chosen technology

VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal
VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Treatments
VIDEO: The Dérmica Difference


Visit our Online Store to shop for professional Skincare products.
Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

IPL Hair Removal Edmonton

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June 2016 Special: 40% OFF ALL IPL Hair Removal

This month at Dérmica, we are offering 40% OFF ALL IPL Hair Removal Treatments. Multiple sessions can be bought during the month, however, purchase must be made on the day of treatment. Excludes packages; No pre-purchasing.

Multiple areas may be purchased, however, treatment time may not go over 1.5 hours for any appointment. Our online booking system provides treatment time information when you schedule online. Schedule your appointment now to secure a spot!

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.
PLEASE ARRIVE TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH AREA TO BE TREATED SHAVED FLUSH TO THE SKIN.


Time frame: Dependent on size of area being treated.

Recommended sessions: 8-12

Downtime required: 24 hrs

Pre-treatment protocols:
  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 4 weeks (or up to 6 weeks for darker skin types) from last tanning (artificial or natural) AND/OR waxing session
  • If currently on any prescription medications, check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity


Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)
Online Booking

View Dérmica’s literature on IPL…

Am I a good candidate for IPL Hair Removal?
FAQs including possible IPL Hair Removal side effects
The Sharplight Formax – Dérmica’s chosen technology

VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Hair Removal
VIDEO: Dérmica IPL Treatments
VIDEO: The Dérmica Difference


Visit our Online Store to shop for professional Skincare products.
Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. Offer ends June 30, 2016.

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

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